Your child’s name is special to you and to your toddler. Why not use the first letter of your child’s name to spark an interest in letters? After all, there is no letter as exciting as that one for your child!
Babies and toddlers are constantly listening to and absorbing the sounds of language they are exposed to in the environment. By encouraging your child to listen carefully as you speak, you are helping to nurture his listening skills.
By playing games that invite your toddler to repeat sounds, you are helping to show her how to play with sounds and language. We recommend beginning with your child's name, because it is her favorite word!
The ability to imitate sounds is an important first step toward being able to talk. At this age, your toddler is continuing to experiment with language in new ways. Encourage your little one to play with the sounds of language in fun ways.